149. RAMAYA BHASKARA.
The first verse states that Cinnamamba, wife of Pratapa
Ellarya, built a temple of Siva, and made grants of land to
Brahmans. She was a sister of Eamaya Bhaskara, a minister
of Acyutaraya, king of Karnata, who appointed him the gover-
nor of Kondavidu.
In the second verse it is said that Cinnamamba, a sister of
the mighty Bhaskara Dandanatha, who obtained wealth inchid-
ing elephants by the favour of the king of Karnata, caused the
excavation of a tank called Gropinatha-sainudra at Vankayala-
IMd : An inscription of
150, RAMAYA BHASKARA OB BACA.
The Turaka of Golkonda consumes cows ; but Bacarasa
having come to KondavTdn is consuming the whole Brahman
community. Which of these two is better ?
Appakauiyan*, 3 : 230.
151, ORIGIN OF THE MADURA NAYAKS.
Besides this, an inscription copied in the book, Stories of
the Kings of Tanjore in the Grovt. Mss. Library confirms
what is said above. The following is the summary of what is
said in the work : —
" In days gone by, when king Acyutadevaraya was ruling
at Vij^yaiiagara and Candra^ekhara, the king of the Pa$$ya
country, was ruling from Madura, the king of the Cola country,
Vlrasekhara, invaded and conquered the kingdom of Candra-
sekhara and annexed it. The latter went to Vijayanagara and
appealed to the Raya against Ylrasekhara's aggression. The
Raya deputed one Nagama Nayaka, the head of the stare*
department (Tosekh&na), to put down Viragekaara Cola an«|
subjugate the whole of the South. The king farther
fcij him to ri*le th€k country as bp deputy